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Hey guys, Peter here at Sixthreezero E-bikes and Bikes. Let's talk about a very controversial subject, rust on your bike.
So rust has been a hot topic in the news these days. It's very controversial. It causes a lot of corrosion and a lot of people have a lot to say about it. We've heard about rust a lot lately. There's a lot to say about it and a few things that I would like to note; I'm here in California, and we don't experience as much rust as some people do in the other parts of the country. But everyone's very worried about it. And truly rust over time will destroy everything. So we should all be very afraid and we should all do what we can to prevent this type of insidious corrosion.
Your E-bike will rust, if you buy a Lamborghini or a Rolls-Royce, it's going to rust. Everything's going to rust. Your bike, I know it costs a lot of money, but it's going to rust. Where is it going to rust? Should you get an aluminum frame or a steel one? In my opinion, it doesn't matter. Yes, aluminum does not rust, but a steel frame is not really going to rust either because it's painted. So this is an aluminum frame right here, some people want to get an aluminum frame because they know that aluminum doesn't corrode. And that steel will. However, when steel is painted, it's not likely going to rust unless you started to get some chips around here. And even then the rust is not going to be all that damaging, it would take years and decades for it to do any real damage. I've seen an 80-year-old steel bike that was in just great condition. And even some of the paint had come off of it, but rust hadn't really done that much.
A lot of the components on a bike are very rust-resistant. For instance, we have stainless steel spokes, we have aluminum rims. But there will be places where you might see rust show up. Sometimes with chrome, there may be corrosion right here on chrome handlebars. You can also get aluminum handlebars, those won't rust. The stem here, that's aluminum. There may be steel parts here, like in the headset. You may notice around these areas, some rusting or some rusting or if you get water inside, the ball bearings could rust a little bit. You may see some corrosion or rust right around here in the axle area with the cones and the locknuts. Let's see, where else do we sometimes see some rust? It can show up in all sorts of different little places. Maybe you'll see it in the gears sometimes. The chain will definitely rust if you leave it outside, or if you live in salty weather.
Most of our sales are here in California, but our next biggest state is the awesome state of Florida where I lived once. I've lived in a lot of states, that was a fun one. I had a great time in Orlando, tearing it up, and yeah, things get rusty out there and your chain's going to rust. Any chain's going to rust. I don't care if you spend $4,000 on a chain, it's going to rust. So, that's kind of where you're going to see some rust.
It's going to happen. It's invariably going to happen and it's a beach bike. So it's on the beach. And you know what happens, you know your uncle's Ford that he's been restoring, that he had on the beach and the wheel [inaudible 00:03:05] are all rusted through and you can look through the floorboard and see the road going by as you drive. Anyway, that's the story of rust. Again, extremely controversial topic. I hope that there are a lot of extremely emotional comments in the comments section, and then maybe we can even get it onto national news and really get this hammered out in the legislature and maybe take some people down and bring some others up and cause even more damage than the rust will. Thank you for your time.
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